Madison Country Club
West on Highway 34
The Event...Northwestern College cross country teams will head to Madison, S.D. to compete in the Herb Blakely Invitational held at the Madison Country Club. The women's 5K race will begin at 10:30am and will followed by the men's 8K race.
Teams Competing...Eight teams are schedued to compete, including Dakota State, Wayne State, Mount Marty, Briar Cliff, Dakota Wesleyan, Iowa Lakes and Iowa Western.
Red Raider Notes...Northwestern has competed in just one meet this season, running in the Augustana Twilight Invite held last weekend under the lights. The women's team placed 11th out of 19 teams and was the fifth NAIA school. The Red Raider men finished seventh out of 19 teams and was the third NAIA team. Northwestern has not competed in the Herb Blakely Invite the last few years.
Dawn Gildersleeve led the women's team with a three-mile time of 18:12, crossing the finish line in 45th place. Kelley Thurman finished just behind in 52nd place with a time of 18:21 and Amber Sandbulte placed 67th with a time of 18:41.
Will Norris placed 28th and finished with a four-mile time of 19:58 in his first collegiate race. Kyle Anderson, Logan Hovland and Skyler Giddings all finished within seven seconds of each other and placed 38th, 45th and 48th.
Up Next...Northwestern will compete in the Dean White Invite, hosted by Doane College, on Sept. 28.